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Address: Matala, Crete, Greece

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Beautiful Beach and Sculptures, Worth the Trek

The path to the beach is well marked, though the hike may be a bit rigorous for some. My slipper fell apart on my way to the beach, which created serious problems for me (I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

The path to the beach is well marked, though the hike may be a bit rigorous for some. My slipper fell apart on my way to the beach, which created serious problems for me (I recommend wearing athletic, covered shoes for the hike). Once I got to the beach, however, life was great. The water is not the clearest I... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful beach with red sand and the the best sunsets ever. U will have to walk around 20 minutes to get there, but its definitely worth it. Dont miss stone carving on the right side of a cliff.

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

no many tourists like to walk for 30 minutes and this is great...you will find only chill out people...everyone smiles and say hi...nudists can stay here with no probs....the beach is amazing and sunset is something magical...bring food

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Aartselaar, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

the trip is lovely the tavern is poor (No toilet, unfriendly barman) no sunbeds available, parasols broken

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Dolgellau
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We'd been told all about the Red Beach and set off on our second morning to walk there. It is a difficult walk for anyone who is uncomfortable with heights or suffers from any mobility issues but the beach itself if on balance worth the effort. We arrived quite early and were lucky enough to have one of the sunbeds... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

small beach for quiet liking people but unfortunately the waiter in a small cafe on the beach not frielndly and understanding

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

It takes a bit of a walk to get there, but the view and the beach are definitely rewarding. Take the route starting off near the hakuna matata bar; it's perhaps longer but much easier and more pleasant. On the beach, ioannis serves cold drinks at very reasonable prices, but make sure to bring your own food.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We visited the red sand beach when we went along with a cruise. It's was really cool! The sand was almost like a marooninsh color and the water was crystal clear! In all it is a pretty cool beach and I recommend visiting this if you get the chance.

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Can have high waves when windy - careful of undertow on man beach during windy days and high surf. Seems obvious I know, but some idiots were close to getting in trouble...

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

It may be a bit of a hike but the beach is well worth the walk. This secluded beach offers unspoilt views, crystal clear water and of course red sand.

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Address: Matala, Crete, Greece
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Heraklion Prefecture  >  Matala

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